The Indian males’s hockey group’s aggressive worldwide assignments forward of the Tokyo Olympics are successfully over.
The group’s upcoming FIH Hockey Professional League away matches towards Spain and Germany, scheduled on Could 15-16 and Could 22-23 respectively, have been formally postponed because of the COVID-induced journey restrictions.
“The FIH, Hockey India in addition to the Nationwide Associations of Germany, Spain and Nice Britain are at the moment taking a look at all potential choices to rearrange these matches at a later date,” the Worldwide Hockey Federation stated in a press release.
With matches towards Nice Britain, initially scheduled in London on Could 8-9 additionally postponed, India’s solely remaining worldwide project earlier than the Tokyo Olympics was anticipated to be residence Professional League matches towards New Zealand on Could 29-30. However whereas the FIH hasn’t formally known as them off, the video games have already been marked as postponed on its web site.
Many international locations have paused flights from India as a consequence of the second wave of the pandemic, Germany being one in every of them.
If these ties are usually not rescheduled earlier than Tokyo, which appears to be like extremely unlikely in the mean time given the huge surge in COVID instances within the nation, the lads are prone to be coaching at residence until their departure for the Video games.